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   Leonidas Westerwelt Papers, 1816-1950

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Leonidas Westervelt Papers, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079459 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Westervelt, Leonidas, 1875-1952.
Title:Leonidas Westerwelt Papers, 1816-1950
Physical description:4.5 linear ft. (141 items in 8 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 2-9. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 6 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence and manuscripts of Westervelt. Much of the correspondence relates to the production of his own plays. Also, letters from famous actors including William Charles Macready, Augustin Daly, and Charles Kemble; typescript manuscripts of Westervelt's plays, among them "By Right of Sword" and "Rally Round the Flag;" and contracts, photographs, and printed materials.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Series II: Books

Series III: Printed Materials

Series IV: Books by G. Kunz

Series V: Contracts and Photographs

Series VI: Manuscripts of Plays

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 2-9. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Leonidas Westervelt Papers, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 09/--/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-04-02 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

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Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Actors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Autographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Book collectors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Drama.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dramatists, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Macready, William, d. 1829.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Theater--Production and direction.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Theater.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

American playwright, collector of theatrical books and manuscripts.

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